Girl drowns, 2 other siblings rescued in Poonch

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Poonch, July 31: A 12-year-old girl died and two other siblings were rescued after the trio drowned in a canal here last evening, official sources said on Friday.

They said the siblings, children of Zakir Hussian Peer, were playing near the canal at Jallian Azambad and subsequent went inside it, leading to the drowning of one of them while two others were rescued by a team of police and locals.

The victim has been identified as Shabnam Kousser (12) while others, Hussam Din (8) and UmmarDin (6) were rescued and taken to SDH Mandi.

Station House Officer Mandi, Tilak Raj told GNS that while Shabnam was declared dead on arrival by the doctors at SDH, two other children were later shifted to District Hospital Poonch. (GNS)

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